Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Weisen Edel-Weisse | Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Weisen Edel-WeisseSchneider Weisse Tap 4 Weisen Edel-Weisse
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85.6%
Liked This Beer
4.09 w/ 953 Ratings
Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Weisen Edel-WeisseSchneider Weisse Tap 4 Weisen Edel-Weisse
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Germany
schneider-weisse.de

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Tap 4 - Mein Grünes

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-09-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,213
Reviews:
555
Ratings:
953
Liked:
816
Avg:
4.09/5
pDev:
10.76%
Alströms:
4.4
 
 
Wants:
84
Gots:
86
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 953 |  Reviews: 555
Photo of nickfl
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with two fingers of white foam on top of a hazy, amber-brown body. The head settles fairly quickly, but coats the glass in a nice, thick layer of lace.

S - Very rich, bready malt with some light caramel and toffee. A little bit of spicy clove in the background.

T - Bready malt up front with a little bit of caramel. Some light clove and just a touch of bubblegum in the middle. The finish is full of banana bread character with a touch of vanilla.

M - Medium-thick body, moderately high carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - Very malty with a much less significant yeast character than the other Schneider beer that I have had. It has a spicy character to the yeast that works well with the malt and gives the beer a baked character that is kind of reminiscent of banana bread.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into a Hefe glass.

The initial pour is quite foamy at first but it doesn't take too long to get it all into the glass. Pours a hazy orange with some straw colored highlights and several fingers of poofy brite-white head. Settles down into a solid creamy layer that retains well, leaving some solid lacing down the sides of the glass. The aroma is fairly vibrant with notes of wheat, orange, lemon, bananas, and a fairly prominent clove spiciness.

The taste starts with a firm base of wheat sweetness that props up strong citric notes of orange and lemon as well as some yeasty bananas and spicy pepper and clove. The mouthfeel has a moderate carbonation to it, with a crisper feel that then gets creamier as it spreads out across the palette. Maybe a bit too thick at times?

Solid selection here tonight. Nice full flavors made this an enjoyable quaff but I think that maybe if the spiciness was toned down just a touch and the carbonation ramped up, it would have increased the drinkibility even more.

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Photo of dcmchew
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of russpowell
3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy straw color with 4 fingers of dense white head. A little hint of lacing & no head retention

S: Yeasy phenolic scent & a little bubble gum, & fruiityness as it warms

T: Peppry sice, coriander, lemon & fruittyness up front. Phenolic yeast taste fills in the edges, along with some white bread taste. Tart wheat flavors follow. Finishes fruitty & quenching

MF: Medium bodied & low carbonation

Once you get back past some phenolics this is very drinkable. A pretty nice hefe

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Photo of smcolw
4/5  rDev -2.2%

A middle of the road Weiss. No errors but no subtleties either.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.53/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11 ounce goblet - $5.75 at Taco Mac in Buford, Georgia.

Appearance: Arrived a lightly hazed, golden body with a half inch of dense, lasting, white foam.

Smell: Floral, earthy, pithy notes well ahead of the more subtle sniffs of malted wheat, clove, and banana.

Taste: Initial taste of light pale malts and wheat malt with its characteristic tanginess. Lightly sweet. Limited hints of banana and clove spice. Earthy, floral, citrusy hops with a particularly bold bitterness. The citrus comes across as a flavor of powderized lemon pith and yields a bit of a citric jolt. Finishes dry with a lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high carbonation. Regrettably, for me it doesn't exhibit the fullness, the pleasant creaminess you get with many hefes.

Drinkability: With its diminished banana and clove qualities, the elevated bitterness, and understated body, well, it fell flat with me. However, oddly enough, their Hopfen-Weisse really resonated with me. Ah well!

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Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy, significantly yeasty amber with the suggestion of orange when backlit. The bone white head is tight-bubbled with an almost featureless surface. My prediction is perseverance and a clean glass (which turned out to be true). I can read foam like a gypsy reads tea leaves.

Clove, clove and more clove. If anyone doubts that hefe weizen yeast imparts spicy, clove-like esters to beer, or doesn't know what clove smells like, have them smell this one. There's nothing else about the relatively low-wattage nose, banana for instance, that makes me think hefe weizen.

As often happens, the flavor is better than the nose. The beer is still significantly clove spicy and banana has now entered the picture. I think I'll start rating my hefe weizens on something I'll call a banan-o-meter. This one gets a 3.5/5.0, maybe even a 4.0. Damn, I waffle as much on my newly invented banan-o-meter as I do on the appearance, smell, taste, etc.

More malt would have been nice since the beer isn't quite as full or as sweet as I prefer. Interestingly, I couldn't pick up any Cascade hoppiness. What's that you say? Cascade? Dedicated label readers will discover that good ol' American citric hops are added to the kettle. As much as I love Cascade, I'm not sure that using them in a hefe weizen is such a great idea. It doesn't really matter, though, since I can't taste them anyway.

The mouthfeel is on the lighter end of the style spectrum and is zippily carbonated. That's okay since those characteristics contribute to a high degree of drinkability. Just because I prefer something else doesn't mean I can't appreciate this mouthfeel for what it is.

Wiesen Edel-Weisse is a good, light-bodied, clove-intensive hefe weizen that is wonderfully quenching and could be consumed in quantity if one was so inclined. I have a feeling that after a hot, sweaty afternoon of trudging along behind the lawn mower, popping the cap on one of these would be a tremendously rewarding experience.

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Photo of Jason
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 500 ml (16.9 oz) slender brown bottle with info about the brewery on the back label, no freshness date.

Appearance: Cloudy orange with a thick meringue-like cream coloured head, this is due to the vigorous pouring and swirling of the yeast into the glass.

Smell: Pungent aromatic spicy clove with noticeable fruity alcoholic esters. Sweetness from a bready wheat malt character and a faint lemon aroma.

Taste: Sturdy medium body, smooth creamy mouth feel though an ample carbonation holds everything together. Straight forward tickly spicy flavour of cloves with suggestions of nutmeg and faded pepper corns. Hops are nearly non existent and are no match for the spicy character of this brew. Malt is quite sufficient and has a sour dough like quality to it, vague and mellow nuttiness from the yeast rounds out the beer with a complex elegance. Alcohol is evident and warms the mouth and body equally. The raw flavours of this intricate beer give a confusing yet blissful end.

Notes: German wheat in the raw, very robust and in you face. A beer to consume with full respect and enjoy like royalty because this is a trophy brew that flexes for all of the senses.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was the last of my Weiss beers in the fridge and I had been saving it for a good night, I chose tonight as it looked like the last warm night in a while. Poured a nice and very hazy Golden yellow with a good amount of sediment floating around. A very nice large white head of foamy lace took shape on top and had very nice retention, hanging around for a good five minutes before settling down to a more respectable level and leaving behind copious side lace. Smell was very nice, lots of yeast and wheat were evident as well as a nice little bit of bittering hops. A small touch of some light, tart fruit was hinting around in there as well. The taste was classic, very nice light body with a very smooth texture. Great yeast and grass like flavor on top of a light bread back. Some light fruit notes also jumping around and accentuating it very nicely. Overall this was a great classic German brew. Very drinkable and full of flavor, and Organic too! Can’t really ask for much more in the style, this was very nice all around.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of mdfb79
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From 11/05/13 notes. Had this at Radegast in Brooklyn, served in a 0.5L weiss glass.

a - Pours a somewhat clear golden-yellow color with two fingers of fluffy slightly off white head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks pretty nice.

s - Smells of bananas, cloves, light citrus hops, fruit, honey, spices, pepper, yeast, bready malts, grains, and dough. Very nice nose with some good banana and citrus up front.

t - Tastes of dough, biscuit malts, bready malts, light bananas, cloves, spice, pepper, yeast, earthy notes, wheat, and grains. Little more malt and less fruit here, good though.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Body is super smooth and creamy and it is very easy to drink. You could definitely have a few of these.

o - Overall a very good beer; one of the better German hefeweizens in the US that you can find pretty easily. Nice bananas up front and super easy to drink, would recommend and would have again for sure.

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Photo of MarkyMOD
2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Completely cloudy honey colored body with a huge tall cool whip head. Awesome classic wheatbeer looks.

S - Clove, spices, citrus rinds. Grassy, sweet wheat aromas. Musky plant/grass naunces. Tangy bread dough, yeasty and starchy.

T - Hearty spices like clove and something similar to grains of paradise. Peppery and spiced throughout, with a tangy yeast backdrop. A batch of sweet and chewy wheat along with grassy flavors. A bitterness here with alcohol, spices and whole grains.

M - Robust and chewy with a hearty wheat body. Good carbonation helps hold the brew together and balance. Tingly and partly dry in the aftertaste.

O - A superb wheatbeer.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.58/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picture perfect bier, really great organic lighter shade of a weisse beer from Schneider, Cloudy orange golden, billowing off white head forms thick chunky lacing down the sides of my glass. First whiff gives you loads of banana, clove, and spicy character from the yeast strain. Perfectly balanced this Wiesen Edel-Weisse is a work of art, perfect interplay of wheat, citrus character, grassy hay, clove, and bananas and bubblegum nothing overpowers finishes somewhat clean and super refreshing. Hands down the best organic beer I've ever had. A bit of dry chalky character is added to the bier once you pour the rest of the yeast sediment into the glass, this proves the theory that beer is food.

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Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of dvmin98
3.23/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Got this from Boognoosh23 as a sample.

A - Nice hazy yellow orange color; decent head that sticks around for a bit

S - I can sense that this will have a lot of clove in it; not my favorite flavor, but I can deal

T - Wow, clove bomb

M - nice carbonation; not over-done; really like it; clove aftertaste sticks around a bit much for me

O - not my cup of tea; too much clove flavor for me; will not be revisiting this

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Photo of imbibehour
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a nice tall wheat style glass, turned on it's head and poured upside-down with much fan fare.

Has a somewhat cloudy body and little head retention. Some white collar lacing is visible, the body color is a simple buttered yellow honey. Orange yeast comes out of bottle to sprinkle on the head making it a nice and noticeable.

Great nose on this beer. Chewy yeast and bread, air like, powdery yeast sensation. No fruit to speak of but that's fine with me. This lingers. Good hints of powdered ginger spice as well. I absolutely love the smell of this brew.

Taste is a bit disappointing though compared to the bouquet. But the taste of ginger powder is on the finish. Upon swallow goes to orange to ginger real neat. Slightly alcohol forward. I wish this had some of the grain/bread that was on the nose, it would have been just almost exceptional tasting I think if it had that.

This is a good solid Hefeweizen that I would have again no problem.

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Photo of rab53
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Billolick
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mid sized bottle, has some numbers on the rear label, but not sure what they all mean. Pours cloudy darker apricot, with a slight olive oil like hue. Moderate off white head, and leaves quickly sliding spots and tongues of fine lace. Fruity, wheaty, yeasty nose. Fruity and flavorful. Some honey, very light pepper, ripe fruit. Typical German wheat flavor notes, typically yummy and delicious. Organic to boot. Nice wheat. Go get some and enjoy.

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Photo of jwc215
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured cloudy orange with a decent-sized white head.
The smell was complex - floral, and rich citrus, especially orange with yeast and a touch of alcohol in the background.
The taste was very complex and powerful. Orange, clove, wheat, yeast, and various light spices all mixed together. The hops were not really noticeable, due to the complex flavors.
The floral sweetness stayed in the mouth.
Drinkable - and good all year round. Refreshing for warm weather and warming for the winter. But, perhaps too rich and complex for a "session" beer.
Overall, one of the best of this style that I've had.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Weisen Edel-Weisse from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Beer rating: 85.6% out of 100 with 953 ratings
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